Here’s a quick overview of the activities planned for the 2016 AT&T American Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup.
Kids can have fun and gain knowledge about the importance of fitness through the interactive Kellogg’s Fitness and Nutrition Zone that features physical activities in building balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise, all of which are fundamental to gymnastics. Miller, who won 16 World and Olympic medals in her career, and Patterson, the 2014 Olympic all-around champion, will sign autographs for kids who participate in the zone’s activities before each senior session.
Autograph schedule. One autograph per person will be offered to the first 300 fans.
March 4, 6-7 p.m. – Carly Patterson, 2004 Olympic all-around champion
March 5, 10-11:15 a.m. – Shannon Miller, 1996 Olympic team gold medalist with 16 career World and Olympic medals; and US. Men’s National Team members — 2012 Olympian and 2014 World team bronze-medalist John Orozco, University of Oklahoma’s Peter Daggett and 2015 U.S. junior 17-18 all-around champion Kiwan Watts – and 2016 Winter Cup floor bronze medalist Josh Dixon.
Fans can pose for photos with the USA Gymnastics interactive RIO statue, which will remain on the concourse for all three competitions. Fans should use #ATTAC2016 and share photos with @USAGYM throughout the weekend.
Fans can purchase everything gymnastics, including event-specific tees, Under Armour and GK leotards, and more, at merchandise booths on the concourse.
Fans can stop by the International Gymnastics Camp booth to learn about the IGC difference, to take home exciting camp information and cool giveaways, and to meet Olympic & World Champion – and 1996 American Cup silver medalist — Svetlana Boguinskaia. Staff members are available to speak about the world-class gymnastics training at IGC, the benefits of summer camp for children, and IGC’s incredible recreation activities.
Scheduled for Hartford, Conn., June 3-5, the three-day event features the two-day P&G Championships, the national championships for senior men’s gymnastics, and the Secret U.S. Classic, the final women’s qualifier for the P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Information on tickets and other event details will be available.
Fans in the arena can enjoy expanded information on the athletes, the American Cup’s history, and past champions, as well as live scoring, on the large video screen and via the two event websites, ATTAmericanCup.com and NastiaLiukinCup.com. Fans can follow the AT&T American Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for exclusive coverage of the event. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the events, #ATTAC2016 and #NastiaCup.